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- I have a hollow rectangular beam. 0.150m by 0.110m with uniform thickness walls at 0.003m. It is 3m long.

- It has a modulus of rigidity (G) of 27 GigaPascals.

- It has a max permitted shear stress of 200 MegaPascals.

What is the torsional rigidity?

What is max permitted torque (with a safety margin of 2.0)?

What would be the twist angle for the 3m length?

Torsional rigidity = G x second area of inertia. I have G so need 1xx.

1xx =

Each side at ((0.003x0.110^3)/12) = 3.33 E-07

Top & base each at (using parallel axis theory) ((0.003 x 0.144^3)/12) + (0.003 x 0.144 x 0.062^2) = 2.41 E-06

Add 4 sides = 5.48 E-06

Torsional rigidity = 27 E09 x 5.48 E-06 = 148,000 (units???)

Is this right and what are the units?

As for the other 2 parts – I am lost. Any pointers?

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# Hollow rectangular Beam - rigidity and max torque

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